Welcome to GDS

Welcome to our community of learners, doers, and changemakers! We are so excited that your family will be a part of GDS’s rich historical legacy and bright future. There are many members of our community who are looking forward to helping you acclimate to GDS and prepare you and your child(ren) for the first day of school in September!

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  • Get Ready for GDS

    Now that you have enrolled, you will start to receive information via email regarding all that you and your child(ren) will need to know and do to prepare for your first year as Hoppers.

    Watch your email for communication from our principals and administrators regarding orientation sessions in May and late summer, standard paperwork, and class registrations and placement testing for incoming Middle School and High School students. These communications can also be found on the New Families board on MyGDS.
  • Welcoming Committees and Buddy Families

    During the month of April, you will be contacted by either a grade level welcoming committee or a "buddy" family who will serve as your main contact/s to answer any questions about your transition to GDS throughout the year. (Buddy families are assigned in grades with a small number of newly admitted students.) These current families will help introduce your family to other GDS community members through organized group gatherings over the spring and summer.

    All Georgetown Day School parents are automatically members of our Parent Service Association (PSA) and you will receive information and invitations to welcome events beginning with our ice cream socials on May 19. In the fall, there will be multiple events—some purely social; others informational/educational—that will deepen your connection to our school.

  • MyGDS

    MyGDS is the online portal for GDS community members. MyGDS features tools such as:
    • School calendar
    • Online directory
    • School resources
    • Latest school news
    • Class pages
    • School forms
    Incoming families receive their MyGDS login details in April. Students in grade 5 and above receive their MyGDS logins during orientation.


4530 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC 20007


4200 Davenport Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Georgetown Day School is a coed, preK-12, non-sectarian private school in Washington, DC with small class sizes and a diverse school community. Our comprehensive, innovative curriculum includes hands-on learning, honors and AP classes, as well as advanced-level math and STEM courses. An education is not just college prep and SAT scores. GDS teachers focus on providing the best education for each child, from elementary grades through high school. The school performing arts program includes theater, dance, and music. The athletics program offers competitive sports for student athletes, including cross-country, track, soccer, lacrosse, and crew/rowing. With our strong commitment to financial aid, an independent school tuition is affordable.